23 Nov, 2005 Denver, Colorado (November 23, 2005): Intermap Technologies Corp. (IMP-TSX) announced today that it has completed the data acquisition of the state of Hawaii under its NEXTMap USA program. Eight of the Hawaiian Islands have been mapped with the coverage area including: Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, Molokai, Nihau, Lania and Kahoolawe. The completion of Hawaii progresses Intermap's plan to digitally map the entire continental United States and Hawaii in three dimensions. Acquisition of the entire states of California, Florida and Mississippi has also been completed, as well as portions of many other states, bringing the Company's total coverage to date to over 1,000,000 square kilometers, totaling over 15 percent of the entire USA.
Collection of the data was partially funded through a contract totaling approximately US$340,000 from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Over the last year, Intermap has sold coastal data of the continental United States to NOAA, providing NEXTMap USA imagery and elevation map data for regions in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. The sales have been part of a planned multi-year purchase program that is anticipated to include selling NEXTMap coastal data for the entire continental United States.
"Our effort to complete the Hawaiian Islands ahead of schedule propels our NEXTMap USA program another step forward. In fact our 2006 plans will focus our NEXTMap USA acquisition efforts on the state of Texas," commented Brian Bullock, Intermap's president and CEO.
Intermap's product offerings under the NEXTMap USA program include terrain elevation data as well as orthorectified radar imagery. Datasets for many areas of California are now available for purchase through Intermap's online data store, with entire datasets scheduled to be available for purchase later this year. In addition to its standard data products, Intermap provides orthorectified color imagery products upon request.
Intermap is digitally remapping entire countries, building unprecedented national databases, called NEXTMap, of highly accurate digital topographic maps (including elevation). Customers purchase Intermap's high-quality, low-cost data to facilitate better decision-making for numerous commercial, governmental, military and consumer applications.
Demand for NEXTMap data is growing as new commercial applications are emerging, including geographical information systems (GIS), engineering planning, transportation, automotive, navigation, flood, irrigation, environmental management and planning, telecommunications network planning, aviation, simulation and 3D visualization. Internet applications include virtual tours, topographic maps and computer games. The products are also used to add interactive intelligence to airborne and satellite images.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap employs more than 250 people worldwide, with offices in Calgary, Ottawa, Munich and Jakarta. Intermap is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IMP. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.
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